Feb 9, 2013 11:45am EST
and expanding recreational access to the nanticoke river and broad creek. we're connecting delaware city to chesapeake city and extending the milford riverwalk. in dover, we are expanding the capitol city trail along the st. jones river. the delaware bayshore initiative is protecting the thousand acre marsh and expanding the ted harvey wildlife area. projects like these improve our quality of life and make our state a magnet for talented workers. communities attract business investment by being vibrant with recreation and culture, and also by being safe. the delaware state police and their colleagues from wilmington and new castle county are working with attorney general biden to reduce violent crime in the city of wilmington. those efforts include intelligence gathering, targeted investigations, and an emphasis on ensuring that our most violent offenders are off the street. last year, i authorized six new state troopers from the violent crime fund to focus on the violent gangs and drug- trafficking groups that commit the majority of homicides in delaware. this year, i propose funding fo
Feb 9, 2013 12:25pm EST
sales tax code in every city in which she does business. thankfully, she was willing to lend her time and expertise last year when i convened a task force of retailers, business owners, and tax experts to offer recommendations on how we can simplify our tax system. linda is here today. linda, please stand. we are all grateful for your tireless efforts. [applause]but we must do more than simply think our small business owners. we can adopt concrete steps outlined by linda and senate majority leader john macomb-ish. steps that will simplify our tax code, remove one more barrier to economic growth. and make arizona even more competitive. while we take these important steps to boost our economy, we cannot forget the most fundamental and lasting key to arizona's competitiveness, our schools. first, we have a responsibility to make certain our children have a safe place to learn. the massacre at sandy hook elementary was in unimaginable. we must take commonsense steps to lessen the likelihood of a similar tragedy striking arizona, while resisting the urge to turn our schools into a fortress
Feb 9, 2013 10:00am EST
. he will be here from the light of a recent video showing an animated version of the city of manhattan. this is coming up. i want to thank you for watching today. we will see you tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> will look at the work of clay whitehead who fought to deregulate the telecommunications industry. later, scott walker. a look clay whitehead year he led government efforts in the 1960's to break up communication monopolies. some of his former colleagues spoke at the library of congress. this is about one hour and 40 minutes. >> members and friends, i have the pleasure of serving this institution as the associate librarian of congress. we are here to celebrate the official assessment of the clay t. whitehead papers. this evening marks the beginning on many levels. from this point forward the library of congress has pledged to provide access to the story. the personal history of his participation in critical events of the 20th century. we also ple
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
city. we have got to be more comfortable in talking to people about what works. what is working that other countries are doing. the diversity of the representation in the house will be helpful for that. i think also we have to learn something from how historically brave actions by your predecessors in this caucus played out in the electorate. when were they rewarded? when were they punished? and later rewarded? i cannot tell you how many nights in the white house, every single night before i went to bed, for months and months and months after the 1994 election, i thought about the people who were defeated because they voted for the economic program, because they voted for the assault weapons ban. i knew exactly what happened. i thought a lot about those who survived and why they did. as you look ahead and you decide, what are we going to do about the budget, what are we going to do about having the democrats branded as the party of jobs and innovation for the future? make no mistake about it, the republicans will try very hard not to make it as easy for you to win by-reference.
Feb 9, 2013 2:15pm EST
the inner city of washington to the streets of los angeles, an equal chance at a greater destiny. one of our priorities this year in the house will be to move heaven and earth to fix our education system for the most vulnerable and when those children graduate from high school, we must expand their choices and college has got to be an option. in 1980, the average cost of college was roughly $8,000 a year. today, it's over $20,000. and less than 60% of the students who enroll in a four- year program graduate within six years. clearly, something's broken. according to president obama's former jobs council, by 2020, there will be a million and a half jobs without the college graduates to fill them. while there is persistent unmet demand of 400,000 to 500,000 job openings in the health care sector alone. recent reports indicate there are not enough skilled applicants to fill the jobs in the booming natural gas industry. suppose colleges provided perspective students with reliable information on the employment rate and potential earnings by major. what if parents had access to clear and understan
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
of fame. we have a new mayor. south bend being the second- largest city in indiana, it is not doing what it should be doing. we have abandoned buildings. they have stimulus money. they are redoing a bridge for purification, which i do not understand where that money came from. host: addison, front royal, virginia, independent. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. you need to get the oil companies under control. they have risen -- raised the price on fuel. oil is $150 per barrel. gas prices are four dollars or more per gallon. they keep raising it up. it is greed. there is enough oil on this planet to last for an eternity. we have been lied to. host: we will leave it there. kevin, marshall, texas, republican line. caller: there is no economic recovery. look at the facts and statistics. it is not there. we have 5 million less jobs now than we did when president obama entered office. i was looking at the percentage of our workforce. .t is -- it topped out at 66% last call or talk about the price of gas. the president's friends and asked her $1 trillion per year. it us dollar.